Chie Satonaka (里中 千枝, Satonaka Chie) is a main character from the Shin Megami Tensei series of games and specifically the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 video game for the Playstation 2. It's the sixth game of the franchise and was developed as a murder mystery RPG with deep social aspects. It was developed by ATLUS in Japan, directed by Katsuro Hashino, and character design by Shigenori Soejima. It was released in Japan in July 10, 2008, and in the U.S. on December 9, 2008.
The series was later adapted into a manga written and illustrated by Shūji Sogabe, and began serialization in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Black Maoh magazine on September 19, 2008. Her manga first appearance was in Persona 4 Volume 1 CH. 2 "Midnight Channel".
Chie, along with the rest of the Investigation Team members, appears briefly in Chapter 1 of the manga during the introduction pages for the series.
Much of her character's personality and design is filled with references to martial arts film of Bruce Lee.
Major Story Arcs
Powers & Abilities
Chie Satonaka is a character from the Chariot Arcana. Her initial Persona is Tomoe, but later evolves into Suzuka Gongen. Her abilities lie in ice magic as well as physical augmented attacks. She is weak to fire attacks.
Initial Persona: Tomoe
Ultimate Persona: Suzuka Gongen
Weapons & Equipment
Chie's weapon of choice are greaves, a type of armored footwear that covers the shins.
Age: 16 (17)
Date of Birth: July 30th, 1994
Height: 158 cm (5'3")
Blood Type: B
Persona 4 (2008)
In the Persona 4 PS2 game, Chie is one of the numerous potential love interests. She is voiced in the Japanese version by Yui Horie, the same voice actress from the anime; and the English version is performed by Tracey Rooney. Chie can be dated, and her Social link story follows the main protagonist and her trying to stop bullies from robbing innocent kids in town. Completing this Social Link allows Tomoe to ascend to Suzuka Gongen.
Chie is briefly mentioned in Shin Magami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable for the PSP that was released in November 1, 2009. Set two years before the story of Persona 4, Yukiko has a cameo appearance and Chie is mentioned but never seen.
Persona 4 Arena (2012)
The game Persona 4 Arena is originally titled in Japan as Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena. This is the only Persona game that wasn't exclusive to the Sony platforms and was also available for the X-Box 360. It's the first fighting game that Chie appears in. The Japanese version is voiced by Yui Horie, but Chie's English voice was performed by Erin Fitzgerald. It was released in August 8, 2012, The story is set two months after the events of Persona 4.
The Investigation Team begin watching the Midnight Channel once more after Teddie's sudden disappearance. They discover he's holing a fighting tournament to find the ultimate Persona user. Chie uses her Persona, Tomoe, in combat and her finishing move includes the Galactic Punt.
Persona 4 The Golden (2012)
Persona 4 The Golden is an updated remake of the original Persona 4 PS2 game for the Playstation Vita. It was first released in Japan on June 14, 2012. Graphics were updated and new animation was created with more voice work. Yui Horie reprises her role once more for the game, and Erin Fitzgerald, from the Persona 4 Arena game, continues to voice Chie for the English dub.
Persona 4: The Animation (2011)
Persona 4: The Animation is an anime adaptation of the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 video game for the PS 2. It is produced by AIC A.S.T.A. and Aniplex. The anime began airing on October 6, 2011. The series lasted for twenty-five episodes, and the last aired on March 22, 2012. However, a final 'True Ending" episode was released with the final DVD volume in August 22, 2012.
Chie's first anime appearance was in Persona 4 The Animation - Episode 1 "You're myself, I'm yourself". Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Yui Horie, and the U.S. dub produced by Sentai Filmworks is performed by Erin Fitzgerald.